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New element 117 wins place on the periodic table Read more:
sciencerecorder.com ^ | Friday, May 02, 2014 | Delila James |

Posted on 05/02/2014 8:33:37 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Science students around the world will soon have a new member of the periodic table of elements to memorize: super-heavy element 117, dubbed ununseptium. The element is 40 percent heavier than lead.

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“There are predictions that super-heavy elements should exist which are very long-lived,” Düllmann told Live Science. “It is interesting to find out if half-lives become long again for very heavy elements, especially if very neutron-rich species are made.”

Ordinarily, researchers say, the more protons and neutrons are stuffed into an atomic nucleus, the more unstable the atom becomes. Super-heavy elements made in the laboratory last only microseconds before decaying. Nevertheless, scientists theorize that an ‘island of stability’ exists where super-heavy elements do not decay but become stable. They say such elements could have many practical uses.

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Still no unobtanium, yet.
1 posted on 05/02/2014 8:33:37 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

“The Disappearing Spoon” by Sam Kean is a fascinating book about the periodic table. If you enjoy this sort of thing you’ll love this book.


2 posted on 05/02/2014 8:37:33 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: BenLurkin
Obamium.....acidic,caustic,abrasive,mixes poorly with anything other than expensive French wine...
3 posted on 05/02/2014 8:38:01 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: gorush

Can’t really claim to understand it very well. I got lost at the noble gases.


4 posted on 05/02/2014 8:39:13 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

There is a town in Sweden where more elements occur than anywhere else on the planet. There is an element named after this town.


5 posted on 05/02/2014 8:39:37 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: BenLurkin

Yeah, science!


6 posted on 05/02/2014 8:40:34 PM PDT by Vasilli22
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To: gorush

Ytterby


7 posted on 05/02/2014 8:42:22 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: BenLurkin

Call Bob Lazar - he’ll make you a UFO!


8 posted on 05/02/2014 8:42:30 PM PDT by struggle
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To: struggle

Just don’t call me a taxi.


9 posted on 05/02/2014 8:43:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Cool.


10 posted on 05/02/2014 8:44:00 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: BenLurkin

So un-un-sept-ium.
What a pitiful name.
That is just 1 1 7


11 posted on 05/02/2014 8:49:49 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: BenLurkin
Super-heavy elements made . . .

I thought elements were born, not made.

12 posted on 05/02/2014 8:50:37 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: Pikachu_Dad

D#mn.

I saw that and thought it was un-unseptium.

You know, like un-unhappy.


13 posted on 05/02/2014 8:51:55 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Did you ever wonder why the periodic table is displayed as it is? Actually, it has been displayed in many ways over the years and for many different reasons. The present iteration sorts by properties. All elements in vertical columns share common properties


14 posted on 05/02/2014 8:57:17 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: BenLurkin
Gv
15 posted on 05/02/2014 8:58:06 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: BenLurkin

I thought for sure it would be the non-existent dark matter ... so sad.


16 posted on 05/02/2014 9:02:29 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: BenLurkin
The element is 40 percent heavier than lead.

Can we make bullets out of it?

17 posted on 05/02/2014 9:42:53 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: BenLurkin
oh it's out there all right, it's just unobtainable for sampling... 8^)
18 posted on 05/02/2014 9:47:31 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: BenLurkin
Tom Lehrer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGM-wSKFBpo

19 posted on 05/03/2014 1:09:35 AM PDT by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: TChad
betcha, can't do that three times!.

20 posted on 05/03/2014 2:19:32 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? :-)
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To: TChad

Very cute. Thank you.


21 posted on 05/03/2014 3:57:13 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: struggle

Bob had some 115 for a while, then it was stolen.


22 posted on 05/03/2014 4:16:02 AM PDT by BBB333 (Q: Which is grammatically correct? Joe Biden IS or Joe Biden ARE an idiot?)
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To: BBB333

Probably to run the chronosphere of Project Backstep for a 7 day national security matter. Couldn’t resist. Liked 7 Days.


23 posted on 05/03/2014 4:53:07 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: BenLurkin
a new member of the periodic table of elements to memorize

How clever is that? Now everybody has to buy a new chart for their wall........

When bell-bottom pants come back into style, I won't have to buy any cause I still have mine........

24 posted on 05/03/2014 5:19:44 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: gorush

Bump for the book.


25 posted on 05/03/2014 1:05:58 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Gay State Conservative

Funny...


26 posted on 05/03/2014 5:18:33 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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